caesarian

caesarian
cae·sar·i·an (sĭ-zârʹē-ən) adj. & n.
Variant of cesarean.

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  • caesarian — 1923, shortening of Caesarian section (1610s); supposedly from Caius Julius Caesar, who was said to have been delivered surgically, thus legend traces his cognomen to L. caesus pp. of caedere to cut. But if this is the etymology of the name, it… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Caesarian — Caesarian, Caesarean The first spelling is now more usual, and the initial c is sometimes written small …   Modern English usage

  • caesarian — [17] The application of the adjective caesarian to the delivery of a baby by surgical incision through the abdomen and womb arises from the legend that Julius Caesar (c. 100–44 BC) himself or an earlier ancestor of his was born in this way. The… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • caesarian — [17] The application of the adjective caesarian to the delivery of a baby by surgical incision through the abdomen and womb arises from the legend that Julius Caesar (c. 100–44 BC) himself or an earlier ancestor of his was born in this way. The… …   Word origins

  • caesarian — I noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caesarian — Caesarean C[ae]*sa re*an, Caesarian C[ae]*sa ri*an, a. [L. Caesareus, Caesarianus.] Of or pertaining to C[ae]sar or the C[ae]sars; imperial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caesarian section — Also referred to as a C section. A procedure in which a baby, rather than being born vaginally, is surgically extracted (removed) from the uterus. As the name Caesarian suggests, this is not exactly a new procedure. It was done in ancient… …   Medical dictionary

  • caesarian delivery — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian section, ↑caesarean… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caesarian section — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caesarian section, lower segment — A Caesarian section in which the surgical incision is made in the lower segment of the uterus. Abbreviated LSCS …   Medical dictionary

  • Caesarian section, vaginal birth after — It was once the rule that after a C section, the next delivery also had to be by C section. Now vaginal delivery after Caesarian section (VBAC) is frequently feasible …   Medical dictionary

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